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£1000 gaming rig. Need help

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July 17, 2012 8:05:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 1st August 2012-1st September 2012

Budget Range:£800-£1200 but willing to raise budget if needed.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Regular gaming in max settings

Are you buying a monitor: Will be buying 2 22" monitors in the future

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Win 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Aria, scan and ebuyer

Location: United Kingdom

Overclocking: Yes CPU and maybe small GPU tweaks

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 for now but will be 2 monitors in the future

Additional Comments: Would like a clean looking case with a nice sized side window. Good quality parts are a must from well known retailers.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently using a laptop.




This is what i have at the moment

Case: Corsiar 650D black £138.78
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-obsidian-series-...

Cooler: Corsiar H100 Water cooler £82.92
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h100-hydro-serie...

GPU: 2GB EVGA GTX 670 £283.97
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2x-dl-dvi-dp-hd

RAM: 8GB Corsair RAM £39.79
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-15v

CPU: Intel i5 3570k £167.94
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-3570k1155-...


PSU: 850w Corsair PSU £119.82
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-corsair-hx-cmpsu-85...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-z77 mobo £125.72
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud3h-in...

HDD: 1TB Seagate HDD £64.43
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-...

SSD: 120GB Corsair SSD £79.34
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-corsair-force-seri...

OS: win 7 premium £77.64
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-home...

CD drive: Samsung CD-Rom/DVD-ROM £11.75
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-d163c-black-4...

Total cost: £1202.29

Any possible tweaks to this build will be great.

More about : 1000 gaming rig

July 17, 2012 11:53:39 PM

Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 59.99
PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 59.99
Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 149.99
CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 134.99
RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 58.99
SSD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 129.99
HD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 89.99
VideoCard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 293.99
Keyboard and Mouse: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 39.99
Speakers: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 24.99
Monitor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 129.99

Total: $1,172.89

First off you are overpaying for this video card, but I wanted to get a brand that matched the motherboard as I would not recommed it otherwise, but I would get a Saphire for $40 less...

But I feel like this setup gives you plenty of value, upgradeability, and performance.
July 18, 2012 12:16:27 AM

JefferyD90 said:
Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 59.99
PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 59.99
Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 149.99
CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 134.99
RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 58.99
SSD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 129.99
HD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 89.99
VideoCard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 293.99
Keyboard and Mouse: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 39.99
Speakers: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 24.99
Monitor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 129.99

Total: $1,172.89

First off you are overpaying for this video card, but I wanted to get a brand that matched the motherboard as I would not recommed it otherwise, but I would get a Saphire for $40 less...

But I feel like this setup gives you plenty of value, upgradeability, and performance.



Thanks for the reply but i am in the UK =]
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July 18, 2012 12:33:25 AM

Well you can find the parts by doing a bing search or something... I mean it dont matter where you get them from... and its going to be about 950 euro...
July 18, 2012 1:22:47 AM

yup your original build beats the amd version jeffrey is trying to offload
(as an example a pcie3 graphics card and a motherboard that wont run it, u need ivy bridge to take advantage, like plugging a usb 3.0 stick into a 1.1 port)

you may wish to check out the radeon 7900 series instead of the gtx for pure gaming probably better value (dont quote me but worth googling)

wowser vat is a killler so glad i moved to australia
July 18, 2012 5:20:23 PM

What are the main differences between the UD3 and the UD5 mobo? is it worth upgrading?
July 19, 2012 1:34:37 AM

seems good , mayby some more HDD space would be suitable as 1tb can only take you so far these days
July 19, 2012 3:04:21 PM

HDD's are easy to upgrade so storage isn't a priority at the moment. As i asked before, what are the differences between the UD3 and UD5 gigabyte motherboards? and is it worth upgrading?
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